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Suspected Armed Robbers(9) nabbed

Suspected Armed Robbers(9) nabbed

Story by Peter Chivhima

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a gang of nine suspected armed robbers on allegations of committing a spate of armed robbery cases in and around Harare.

It is the end of the road for the nine-member gang of armed robbers who allegedly targeted unsuspecting victims in and around Harare.

In a statement released by the Police this Saturday, the 13th of this month detectives from CID, Vehicle Theft Squad received information that linked Misheck Njowa, Jonas Mubaiwa and Shadreck Njowa to a robbery in which a taxi driver allegedly lost a Toyota Porte vehicle and some valuables to the suspects who had hired him from Harare Central Business District to Southerton.

The detectives acted on the received information and arrested the suspects at Dongo Village, in the Sadza area where they recovered the stolen vehicle and an AK rifle.

Upon being quizzed it emerged that the suspects implicated six more people leading to the recovery of the suspects’ gateway vehicle, a pistol, rifle, and ammunition.

On the 14th of this month Pemberengwa, Sydney Takavada, John Amon Ndlovu, and Godwin Chawaguta accompanied detectives to a bushy area along James Martin Road, Southerton, Harare where they alleged to have hidden firearms however upon arrival at the scene, the suspects tried to escape and were each shot on the knee by the detectives.

The suspects were taken to a hospital in Harare where they were admitted.

The suspects are being linked to six cases of robbery including another one that occurred at a service station in Machipsa, Highfield, and Harare on 25th October this year where more than US$1000 was stolen.

Meanwhile, in another incident, a suspected armed robber Butho Moyo of Bulawayo died on the scene while another one Otilia Ncube is battling for her life after being shot by the police on the 14th of this month.

The suspects are linked to the theft of motor vehicles in Bulawayo between October this year to December 14.

Circumstances are that on December 14, detectives from the CID vehicle theft squad received information that linked Moyo to the theft of motor vehicles. acting on the information, police followed Moyo who was accompanied by one Otilia Ncube in Cowdray Park and the two refused to comply with police orders resulting in a shoot-out.

Ncube is currently admitted to a hospital in Bulawayo.

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